SAKHALIN PROJECT MIRED IN JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTE

Petroleum development off Sakhalin Island has fallen victim not only to splintering of the Soviet Union but to demand for economic and political autonomy in the Russian republic's far east. Valentin Fyodorov, the radically minded governor of Sakhalin, recently agreed to help pressure Moscow for more assistance by threatening to form a huge Far Eastern Republic. Besides Sakhalin, the proposed entity would include the gas prone Yakut Autonomous Republic, the Maritime and Khabarovsk

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